Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $1,000,000)
The OJJDP Delinquency Prevention Program focuses on helping youth avoid involvement in delinquency through reducing risk factors and enhancing protective factors in their schools, communities, and families. Category 1 supports States to provide subgrants to units of local government to increase the availability and types of community-based prevention programs to address the needs of youth who are at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system.
The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) plans to enhance its current capacity through the implementation of evidence-based programs and practices that provide services and supports targeting youth of color who are involved in the juvenile justice system in rural communities. The improvement of service capacity and/or establishment of new services to address regionally specific challenges of youth will be accomplished through a collaborative partnership with counties, law enforcement agencies, local nonprofits, and units of local government across the state. DCJS will focus specifically on programming targeted to rural communities, develop systemic responses to increase equity for youth of color, and assess the mentoring services specific to justice-involved youth. CA/NCF